The open-top design of the MasterFire RDH is compatible with all slide-mounted mini red dot sights and suppressor-height sights. This unique OWB duty rig will also secure pistols with compensators and sound suppressors attached. $170.
Long-known for its engineering prowess in laser targeting, illumination and noise suppression products, Surefire is now blending those technologies by serving its customers with a clever holster that accommodates those devices. It’s called the MasterFire Rapid Deploy Holster (RDH).
The RDH has been tested and refined in shooting events put on by organizations such as 3-Gun and USPSA. The holster is a cross between a Level 3 retention holster used by law enforcement and a full-blown, open-top competition rig. (Or you could think of the RDH as a competition rig that’s been made battle ready.)
The MasterFire RDH retention system is compatible with Surefire lights including the XH15, X300UH and X400UH models.
Competition holsters tend to provide limited or no retention to allow shooters fast action in the shortest amount of time with the least amount of movement necessary to engage. Typically, the angle of draw is raked slightly reward (i.e., reverse cant) and there is often no “top” to the holster. This combination allows a pistol to travel from the competitor’s hip to full extension in a straight line as if it was riding an escalator.
The typical retention holster created for a police officer is the opposite of efficient because its designed to retain the firearm until there is a conscious effort to remove it. Therefore, the officer has to draw the sidearm straight up to sternum level before pressing the gun out towards the target. This movement resembles the shape of an “L” rotated clockwise.
Access to the thumb-release button is customizable with two